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Cultural traditions and customs around the world surround the placenta For centuries the placenta has received ceremonial handling by many cultures around the world. In western medicine the human placenta is usually regarded as nothing more than human waste. Revered for its symbolism of life, spirit and individuality, it is often buried outside. Some people even promote cooking and eating it as a celebration of birth and a source of rich nutrients. Here are some cultural traditions from the different continents Africa The Ibo of Nigeria and Ghana treat the placenta as the dead twin of the live child and give it full burial rites. The Kikuyu of Kenya place it in an uncultivated field and cover it with grains and grasses, while other cultures bury it in the dirt floor of the family's house. In Mali, it is thought that the placenta can affect the baby's mood or even make the baby ill. A belief held by many Arabs is the future fertility of a woman is connected to the disposition of the placenta. In Korea the placenta is often burned and the ashes kept.

"Il leur est conseillé d'éviter de se promener toutes seules" : La culpabilisation ordinaire Blabla avant le sujet : Je sais bien que je suis peu présente en ce moment, mais si vous voulez bien m'envoyer des pensées positives le 15 et 16 mai, cela sera hautement apprécié. Amour par delà les nuages. Sujet du jour "Il leur est conseillé d'éviter de se promener toutes seules" : La culpabilisation ordinaire Merci ladepeche.fr La joie d'internet, c'est qu'il permet de se décentrer deux minutes de son petit nombril. Maintenant, je suis furieuse. La dépêche et sa culpabilisation gerbante Voici un article racoleur où on nous raconte bien en détail le viol d'une jeune femme après le retour d'une soirée. "Régulièrement, à Toulouse, des jeunes filles sont victimes d'agressions sexuelles la nuit. Tu l'entends autant que moi, ami lecteur? Si si, tends bien l'oreille, il me hurle à l'oreille, à moi. Ce cri moralisateur : C'est en partie de ta faute meuf! Tu t'es mise en danger, tu es donc en partie responsable de ce qui t’arrive. On me donne des conseils sur mon comportement en dehors du foyer. Au moins.

10 יצירות של אומץ אמן גרפיטי חרדי הכירו את "אומץ", האמן החרדי המסתורי שבאמצעות הגרפיטי מביע את זעקתו על תופעות כואבות במגזר החרדי, ובראשן חוסר קבלת השונה והפחד ממה יגידו אחרים. 10 יצירות של "אומץ" בצירוף הערותיו. עוד על האמן פה, פה ופה. "בהוראת ועדת הרבנים לענייני מעברי חציה, אסור בשום פנים ואופן לעבור במעבר שאינו מאושר וחתום!" "לקחתי דפי סודוקו, והדבקתי אותם מעל מודעות צניעות. "אישה חרדית יכולה לנהל לשכה של חבר כנסת חרדי, אבל כשזה מגיע לקבלת החלטות פוליטיות, פתאום זה נגד ההלכה" "צויר בכניסה למפעל לילדים. "תגובה לאפליית ילדים מעדות המזרח במערכת החינוך החרדית" “זכותם המלאה למחוק מה שציירתי – זה חלק ממשחק הגרפיטי. "מוקדש לכל אלה שמתחת לזקנקן, או לכובע השוטר, מתחבא הביוב" "צויר במתחם בתי הכנסת שמעל כיכר גרין פארק מודיעין עילית" "חזרנו למקורות…" "תיזהר מהשונה!

Birth Traditions Birth, the first of the turning points in life, is almost always regarded as a happy event, in Turkey as in the rest of the world. Every child that comes into the world is a source of happiness not just for its mother and father, but also for relatives, friends and neighbors. That is because every birth increases the number of family members, and increased numbers have always meant increased strength. Families belonging to small communities and ethnic groups in particular feel safer and stronger as their population increases. On the other hand, birth also increases respect for women, and ensures their place in the family group. Birth, that gives the mother an identity and completes her, as well as giving confidence to the father and strength to the family, is attributed utmost importance by the couple and their relatives. One of the most important transition phases in birth, the origin of life, is tradition and custom. Before Birth Birth After Birth. Before Birth Pregnancy; {nextpage}

La pilosité féminine Death in art Hedi Xandt is a multidisciplinary creative who has a formal graphic design education, but doesn’t see himself limited to this field – his work takes the form of fine art paintings and sculptures. Xandt’s three-dimensional pieces are visually powerful and conceptually compelling. They feature busts and skulls composed of gold-plated brass, polymer, distressed black finish, and marble. The gold acts as an accent that adds an element of terror to the work, such as giant spikes or dripping blood. The skull and bust are symbols of both art and humanity, and the aggressive nature of Xandt’s sculptures makes it appear as if he is rejecting these classical notions. I think that the main and most important aspects of my work are creativity and concept.

Motherhood Rooted Illustration by Alija Craycroft Written by Momo Chang Photos by Damien Maloney It was time, Lisa Juachon thought. Under a full moon, she walked with a friend to the Japanese maple sapling tree in her Berkeley, CA, backyard. She took out the plastic container that she had kept in her freezer for more than a year after the grueling birth of her son. While pregnant, she had read that in the southern Philippines, the placenta is seen as the twin soul of the baby, something that was once a living being that kept the fetus alive as well. “I had my own little moment and prayer with it,” Juachon, 34, says. Juachon’s act might seem unusual. While post-birth care for mothers is not mainstream practice in Western medicine, many Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin, indigenous and other cultures view the month or so following birth as a sacred and crucial time for new moms to recover. These practices stand in stark contrast to the Western view of maternal care. Mommy Motel A Growth Industry Strengthening Roots

La pilule du féminisme – Entrez dans la matrice J’ai avalé la pilule du féminisme. Cette expression, on l’entend souvent de la part des féministes, ou – si vous préférez – dans la bouche de celles et ceux qui se sont rendus compte. Une métaphore bien trouvée et dans laquelle on peut lire une référence à la pilule contraceptive, cette pastille journalière pour laquelle les féministes se sont battu·e·s et ont vaincu. Mais pas seulement. Entrez dans la matrice. Le webcomic Sinfest du nippo-américain Tastuya Ishida illustre parfaitement ce processus dans sa série The Sisterhood (qui commence ici). La Sororité. La pilule rouge… – Pop. Mon Dieu. Et le sexisme, soudain, est partout. Dans la bouche du présentateur d’une éternelle émission matinale quand, à l’annonce d’une chronique sur un triolet de nouveaux talents féminins, demande immédiatement si elles sont jolies – ce sont des artistes, c’est leur voix et leur talent qui nous intéresse. Partout, en permanence. J’ai avalé la pilule du féminisme. "Let me tell you why you’re here. Like this:

Curating Cities: A Database Of Eco Public Art Placenta in TCM - Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network Li Shizhen first wrote about placenta as a medicine in the 1500′s when he compiled the first Materia Medica on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dried placenta has been used widely ever since for many different symptoms. Placenta ‘augments the Essence’ in TCM. Translation: Placenta makes greater/stronger the vital force of an individual. Chinese Herbal Medicine – Materia Medica REVISED EDITION Compiled and translated by Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble with Ted Kaptchuk Illustrations Adapted by Lilian Lai BenskyAvailable at Amazon zi he che Parmaceutical name: Placenta HominisFamily: hominidaeEnglish: human placentaLiteral English translation: “purple liver vehicle”Channels entered: Liver, Lungs, Kidney Use cautiously over prolonged periods of time and do not use alone for heat from yin deficiency. 1.5-4.5g (powdered); for consumption, the fresh placenta is washed and made into a soup. MAJOR KNOWN INGREDIENTS: The chemical composition of Placenta Hominis (zi he che) is exceedingly complex.

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